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of j.r. ewing in the show "dallas." it's a role that he always called his favorite. peter fonda said goodbye to his friend on twitter, saying hagman brought so much fun to everyone's life. cnn entertainment corresponde m correspondent careen winter joins us. i understand that you are at larry hagman's star on the hollywood walk of fame. are people showing up to pay their respects? >> not yet, but you can bet that will change as the morning continues. we are right next to larry hagman's star. still quite early here, so i'm sure there are many people who are waking up just finding out about the sad news. perhaps they're still unaware. that's very popular strip in hollywood. you can bet things will pick up as the morning continues. but you mentioned some of thely in. some people absolutely stunned. for example, barbara eden, best known from "i dream of jeannie," the 1960s hit, larry hagman's co-star, she took to facebook to really detail her feelings, how she's feeling right now. she wrote "i, like many others, believed he had beat cancer, and yet we're reminded that life is never, ever
. >> reporter: as wheeler-dealer oil man j.r. ewing, hagman ruled over the southfork ranch and the tv ratings for 13 years beginning in the spring of 1978. >> tramp. name of the game is huge. you're destroying everything that daddy spent his life. >> reporter: episode after episode the duplicitous j.r. schemed and double-crossed his way to the top. until in the cliff-hanger season finale in the spring of 1980 somebody in his inner circle had had enough. (gunfire). dallas fans spent an entire summer asking themselves the question, who shot j.r.? it was a testament to the acting abilities of the real larry hagman. the son of singer mary martin, larry hagman's own career was launched in the 1960s with a role at astronaut anthony nelson in the sit-com i dream of jeannenie opposite barbara eden playing the part of the jeannenie. >> i must have gone further into orbit than i thought. >> osgood: though other tv and film roles followed, it was dallas that put him on the map. >> get me the police. reporter: when the identity of j.r.'s assailant was revealed in november of 1980, as many as 83 million p
. larry hagman. he played the baddest bad guy on tv, j.r. ewing. who else could have possibly delivered lines like these. >> revenge is never stupid, darling, it's the single best feeling in the world. a man has to learn to keep his tomatoes on top. >> larry was a brilliant actor beneath the sinister smirk. died on friday in a dallas hospital with his co-stars and best friends, linda gray and patrick duffy by his side. i talked to them in june. listen to what larry told me about playing j.r. do you like being, for what you were, the most evil man on television? >> well, you know, i don't think i was an evil man, i was just like a texas businessman, that's all. >> yeah, evil. >> they keep bringing that up. >> i'm just doing what people do for business. >> you can't start distancing yourself from being evil. j.r. was wonderfully evil. constantly scheming and plotting, even against his own family. that's evil. did you like the reputation in. >> of course i do, it's wonderful. >> after that interview, larry hagman gave me a j.r. style hat
their respects and to remember the man who was more than just tv's j.r. ewing. >> he was also very giving, particularly to the underprivileged youth in the community. he had several different programs he helped with, particularly children in the arts and education. >> we thought he was appropriate to come here and pay our respects. we grow up and remember the show. we showed j.r. and all that. >> it's sad. it's really sad. don't make me cry. >> well, you know the christmas song "harp the herald angels sing?" it could be completely wrong. at least according to the pope's new book. wait until you hear what else he says is wrong about christmas. the usual, bob? not today. [ male announcer ] bob has afib: atrial fibrillation not caused by a heart valve problem, a condition that puts him at greater risk for a stroke. [ gps ] turn left. i don't think so. [ male announcer ] for years, bob took warfarin, and made a monthly trip to the clinic to get his blood tested. but not anymore. bob's doctor recommended a different option: once-a-day xarelto®. xarelto® is the first and only once-a-day presc
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